South at Admiral Baker Golf Course

4.0238000000 4.0 stars from 5 (42)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6051 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • Friars Rd & Admiral Baker Rd Bldg 141, San Diego, California 92120, San Diego County
  • (619) 556-5520, (619) 487-0090
  • (619) 528-0227
  • navylifesw.com
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Year built: 1984
Type: Military
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White (W) 72 6051 yards 74.5 125
White 72 6051 yards 68.4 120
Red (W) 72 5535 yards 71.4 121
Gold 72 5501 yards 66.1 113

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 42 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
22
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

41 out of 42 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"SO Under-appreciated"


BoilerChad's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding surprise. I played the North Course about 15 years ago, and ever since, I've been telling myself to check out Admiral Baker again. "Again" finally happened and now, I want to work this course into the rotation.

Wide open fairways on the front, hitting into postage sized greens. It's a fun track. Not super challenging, but a great course to work on your irons. The greens were punched two weeks ago, which means the greens are still two weeks away from being solid. Fairways were in great condition. Tee boxes were in good condition. Bunkers have a lot of soil in them and could use a lot more sand. We paid $42 per golfer and were off at 8:45am. Round took 4hrs, 7min. Definitely coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value"


wljudge's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I like to play a few times a week and we are not looking for a difficult course just some time in the sun and knock it around. This course is a great value for the money and pace of play was good. The staff was great always pleasant and helpful. The range sucks as they use mats...I hate mats. a few putting greens and chipping greens that work well. We did enjoy the North course more but both good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Read the Small Print"


rlviz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf now failed to alert me to the issue of having no back nine on the South course. Putting an important alert in small print isn't fair. I was disappointed and had to ask to be let on the North course, which was busy and difficult.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A good day golfin"


u843346124's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course for the money can wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Don't miss the Admiral!"


jimm3270's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Admiral Baker south course on June 15, 2017 at mid day and liked it very much! The course was in good shape and the pace of play was fine. The course lies in a valley with excellent views of the surrounding hills. A stream runs alongside some of the holes and you hit over water a couple of times, but it is not a difficult course. We rode, but it could easily be walked. It was a privilege to play on a course that was once open only to the military!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good deal for the price"


Statmaster's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the North course at Admiral Baker many times through the years because I enjoy the layout. But for the last couple of rounds, I decided to try out the South course.

My brother and I were joined by another 2-some and we teed off on time. Pace of play was nearly perfect (3 hours, 50 minutes) in completing the full 18 holes. The fairways were in good shape and the greens were terrific, albeit a little slow.

The course is fairly non-descript, with just a few nuances. It is a forgiving course, with many adjoining fairways for wayward drives. A good mixture of short par 4's and longer par 4's. Great opportunities for birdies, but also challenging enough were par is a great score.

For $35, not a bad deal. Recommend highly for a round of comfortable golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice golfer freindly"


hillbull's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pace of play was very good golfers were friendly and under the circumstance of bad weather the two weeks prior played very well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Admiral Baker South"


u000003032014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf and a 4.5 hour round. The ground is still damp because of all the recent rain, the greens were in decent shape and probably due for a cut. The staff in the pro shop is very accommodating as well as all other employees we had contact with. Locals should call and book a tee time and see what they have been missing!

JHart


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Admiral Baker South Course"


strider2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Our 4-some enjoyed playing this course. The course held up well in the rain. We appreciated the course layout, especially the short par fours. The greens were in good condition and rolled well. We definitely look forward to playing this course again. Tom Kelly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"short and straight."


kushstrain1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

a lot of opportunity on the south course.most holes are straight forward and not to long.nice new carts(no GPS).greens are in great condition.cart comes with free divot tool.only nit si great thing is alot of cart path only and a 90 degree rule.pace of play is ok .NO cart lady seen all day.would recommend if you can get hot deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



David9162393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were super


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great corse for the money"


highball1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place should be busy all the time we discovered 2 months ago played 6 times already plus second course there As well!. Do not tell your friends keep it a secret!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Walking Course Layout"


fourlong's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a good walking course. Flat course with short green to tee distances. Some bare areas in the fairways. Greens need punched; not rolling true right now. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Drying"


shilo2030's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the feathers of this course (south) has always been the grass, fairways and greens. There have been several lakes that produced that result, this is no longer true. Not all these lakes have water any longer, and the fairways are showing the result. As far as the course from a playing standpoint, it has always been enjoyable though a little imbalanced because the five pars are on the front and long par 4s on the back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Value for the Price"


Loopey2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in fairly good shape overall. A few greens had some blemishes but based on the drought we are experiencing in Southern California it pretty good as compared to other courses charging more money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"EXCELLENT COURSE RIGHT IN MISSION VALLEY"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is EXCELLENT!! right in Mission Valley, great price and value. Course conditions were great. Got to see 2 Deers up close (30 yards away) in the course fairway.

Installations are very well quept, cars all have GPS...

Much Better than several courses I usually play and at the same or lower price.

Its also a nice place to play while your family can enjoy the park and later have a picnic and use the pools.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course for a fun round"


HeadFam's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played in 3 hours 5 minutes with some waiting on back nine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"ABGC Nice!"


Jkelsey92009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With many of the affordable courses looking very dry with fairways that have not seen much water, Admiral Baker was in nice condition with plenty of fairway grass to land on. I recently played a course in a North county that was so dry it was a waste of a day. This course was the opposite. At $46... A bargain! I will be back for another round soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Fun"


BillWillSD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a wonderful round. The sand in the bunkers was was great. Th greens were well kept and the fairways were well groomed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"golf"


myronkathy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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